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Laguna Treatment Hospital

Overview

Hospital-Based Addiction Treatment

As Orange County’s first chemical dependency recovery hospital, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides research-based clinical and support services for adults suffering with drug and/or alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The hospital has the expertise to care for most patients, including those who are medically compromised and require 24/7 medical care through its unique medical model for addiction treatment. With a staff of more than 70 addiction professionals, registered nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, and a recreational therapist, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides all levels of care from medical detox to intensive outpatient treatment. The hospital is also known for its therapeutic setting, which is ideal for helping patients get on the path to recovery.

Hospital-Based Continuum of Care

Laguna is the first hospital-based program that provides a full continuum of care in Orange County, California. The continuum of care services include inpatient services and outpatient services with assistance finding transitional supportive housing. Populations considered for treatment at Laguna include: those with such as diabetes, HIV, syphilis, high cholesterol, and more.

Levels of Care

  • Medically Supervised Detoxification with withdrawal management
  • Intensive Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program/Day Treatment
  • Aftercare planning and access to alumni network

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

The board-certified psychiatrists and doctors on staff are able to evaluate for co-occurring disorders and to prescribe medications if necessary.

Chronic Medical Conditions & Physical Challenges

Laguna is equipped to care for medically compromised patients and patients with physical health challenges. The medical director will review medical records prior to admission and determine if Laguna’s sub-acute environment is equipped to treat the presenting medical problem in conjunction with the addiction to drugs.

If you are diabetic, you will receive a nutritional consult from a registered dietitian. The nursing staff will help you monitor your blood sugar, administer insulin if needed, and provide you with lots of education about a healthy diabetic diet. The chef knows that when you come in with certain conditions, he needs to design a specific diet designed for you.

If you suffer from pain issues, non-opioid medications that can be used for pain management include gabapentin, Lyrica, and NSAIDs (such as Mobic and diclofenac). If we deduce your pain is related to an underlying issue such as a traumatic injury, neurological issue, or orthopedic issue, we may refer you to outside specialists or physical therapy (at your expense) to ensure you get the appropriate care and that you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

Our Staff & Credentials

At Laguna, our treatment team of professionals consists of 4 case managers who are certified drug/alcohol counselors, 6 primary licensed or license eligible therapists, board-certified physicians and medical staff (physician assistant and nurse practitioners), registered nurses, an advanced level yoga instructor/therapist, recreational therapist, and a crisis counselor/therapist. Our clinical team is staffed with master-level professionals and certified substance abuse counselors. Our medical director, Dr. Paul Little, has spent more than half of his 20 years in medicine focused on treating addiction. A high staff-to-patient ratio helps optimize individualized patient care, and approximately 40% of Laguna’s direct patient care staff is in recovery.

Laguna Treatment Hospital has staff members available to communicate in the following languages.

Available every day, 24 hours a day:

  • Tier 1 American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

During business hours only:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chaldean
  • Russian

Scheduled, 24-28 hour notice:

  • Albanian*
  • Armenian
  • Bosnian*
  • Burmese
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Croatian*
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hindi*
  • Hmong*
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Marshallese
  • Nepali
  • Polish*
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Serbian*
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Ukranian*
  • Urd

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission Laguna Treatment Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Laguna Treatment Hospital, including high acuity medical detox.

Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital (CDRH) Laguna is currently the only facility in Orange County, California, licensed as a subacute care facility/Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital (CDRH). Hospital licensure designation is a significant differentiator. A majority of California residential detox programs are licensed by the Department of Health Care Services. Laguna Treatment Hospital is licensed by the California Department of Public Health and is unique in that we offer medically supervised detoxification services with withdrawal management, daily medical rounds, 24/7 nursing care and medication administration.

More About Laguna Treatment Hospital

Read our blog.

Laguna in the News

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide. Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment center right for them.

Top 10 Reasons

Top 10 Reasons to Select Laguna

1. Premier Location in Orange County California

Laguna Treatment Hospital is a serene and beautiful place to begin the most important journey of your life: the journey to recovery. Located in desirable Orange County, we are surrounded by palm trees and glowing sunsets. We are a short 15-minute drive to pristine Laguna Beach and gorgeous tide pools.

2. Supportive Recovery Experience

Laguna’s compassionate and friendly staff understand our patient's struggles. Over 40% of our direct care team members have personal experience with addiction and recovery and empathize with the experience of our guests in treatment.

3. Holistic Therapeutic Care Options

We offer numerous evidence-based therapies, including yoga, meditation, and art therapy, to support mind, body, soul recovery.

4. Expert Medical Director

Our compassionate Medical Director, Dr. Paul Little, has over 30 years of experience in addiction and internal medicine. As a veteran, he has a deep sense of purpose and a commitment to service to every guest in his care.

5. Ultimate Comfort with Hotel-Style Accommodations

Our patients feel at home at Laguna Treatment Hospital with features including a warm and welcoming lobby, common areas with outdoor air patios, full-sized, and upgraded queen size beds. Patients have the option to upgrade to a private room with a mini-fridge, microwave, Keurig machine, and big-screen television.

6. More Than a Hospital

While our medical program provides hospital-level care, our program’s features go way beyond the average hospital facility has to offer. Patients have access to an on-site pool, computers, Wi-Fi, basketball court, ping-pong tables, and fitness area.

7. Outstanding, Chef-Prepared Cuisine

Addiction to drugs and alcohol’s numerous health consequences often include poor eating habits and malnutrition. Our Executive Chef prepares nutritious, mouth-watering meals that will address nutritional deficits while tasting great. Patients have a delicious food selection prepared for every meal, which will include a salad bar in the café. Meals can be tailored to a variety of dietary needs, and we make plenty of snacks available.

8. Jack the Dog

Supporting our safety mission, we have the gentle, fun-loving, and specially trained black Labrador named Jack. He and his handler, Jamie, regularly come to visit our guests, helping to both keep the environment drug-free and putting smiles on all patients’ faces.

9. Unwavering Commitment to Privacy and Professionalism

Patient's privacy is our top priority. All of our staff are trained in keeping our patients treatment experience confidential, and our trustworthy staff is compliant and professional 100% of the time. We comply with the strictest HIPAA laws. Even family members will not receive information about our patients' treatment without their express permission. Our patients never have to worry about their privacy when recovering at Laguna Treatment Hospital.

10. Trustworthy, Accredited Program

Uniquely licensed as a Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital and accredited by the Joint Commission, our treatment programs have the credibility to support our patient's recovery with highly trained staff, medically monitored treatment technology, and 24-hour nursing care.

What to Expect

Prospective Patients

Prospective patients and their families are welcome to tour the facility. Appointments are recommended. However, we will accommodate a drop-in, provide information about our programs, and provide a tour.

Arrival

Our admission process is quick and easy, and usually takes an hour or less to complete. Once you arrive at the airport, one of our behavioral health technicians will meet you and help you every step of the way as you enter the facility.

Meals

Patients are served three meals per day by a high-end executive chef and may learn to prepare meals with support from staff at transitional housing. Gender-specific meals are provided during designated times. Laguna dining accommodates all dietary restriction, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets.

Housing Details

We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your treatment stay. When you arrive at Laguna Treatment Hospital, you can expect a large, beautiful, live-in facility that includes high-end, hotel-style rooms and shared private bathrooms. You will share a room with another patient of your same gender, but there is an option to upgrade to a single room. During the summer months, you will have access to our outdoor pool.

Luxury Overview

Patients seeking more luxury services may choose to purchase our concierge package, which includes a single-bed private room with a TV, fridge, microwave, and a coffee maker.

For Families

Programming

Family therapy is available if the patient and family members both agree. If your loved one is interested in connecting with you or other family members during treatment, they may facilitate a Skype, telephone, or in-person meeting through their therapist. Additionally, our team can help you find Al-Anon, Narc-Anon, and other family support groups in your area.

Upon patient’s admission, Laguna’s clinical team will contact the patient’s family within 24 hours if given consent by the patient to release information to them. Family member looking to contact their loved ones may contact the staff directly. If a ROI (release of information) is on file, staff may communicate. Otherwise, patient information is confidential to protect privacy.

Visiting Your Loved One

During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.

Clinical Care

Individual Therapy

Depending on your level of care, you will participate in individual therapy for 50 minutes, 1-2 times per week. A variety of different treatment modalities are used including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is reserved for those who have been in treatment at Laguna for some time and your physician and therapist agree that you are ready for this intensive level of work.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses medications along with therapy to treat substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorders and alcohol use disorders. MAT may sometimes also be used to simultaneously manage pain.

Family Support & Therapy

Our therapists will work with you to facilitate family therapy sessions. Through Skype, telephone, or in person, therapists can conduct counseling sessions with you and your significant others.

Group Therapy

During your treatment at Laguna, you will attend group therapy several times a day, depending on your level of care. All group sessions are separated by gender to address gender-specific issues that may be present within topics such as grief, trauma, and relationships.

Specific curriculum is available to address specialized needs in target populations such as LGBTQ, first responders, and Native Americans.

Psycho-Educational, Supportive, Expressive, & Alternative Therapies

Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing. Below are a few of our noteworthy offerings:

  • 12-Step Recovery
  • 12-Step Alternatives: SMART Recovery, WellBriety
  • Therapeutic recreation: A recreation therapist will work with you several times a week, using music, art, outings, and physical conditioning as ways to improve physical, mental, social, and/or emotional functioning.
  • Yoga and Meditation: At Laguna, a master-level therapist with advanced yoga training provides therapeutic yoga sessions. Weekly gender specific yoga sessions are held in the yoga center or outside when weather permits.

Insurance Coverage

American Addiction Centers (AAC), a leading provider of addiction treatment services across the U.S. AAC works to make treatment accessible for everyone and offers free verification of insurance plan benefits to help you determine anticipated costs and coverage.

AAC accepts many insurance plans and can work with you on a manageable payment plan. Simply fill out the form below or call our admissions navigators to begin.

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Hospital-Based Addiction Treatment

As Orange County’s first chemical dependency recovery hospital, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides research-based clinical and support services for adults suffering with drug and/or alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The hospital has the expertise to care for most patients, including those who are medically compromised and require 24/7 medical care through its unique medical model for addiction treatment. With a staff of more than 70 addiction professionals, registered nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, and a recreational therapist, Laguna Treatment Hospital provides all levels of care from medical detox to intensive outpatient treatment. The hospital is also known for its therapeutic setting, which is ideal for helping patients get on the path to recovery.

Hospital-Based Continuum of Care

Laguna is the first hospital-based program that provides a full continuum of care in Orange County, California. The continuum of care services include inpatient services and outpatient services with assistance finding transitional supportive housing. Populations considered for treatment at Laguna include: those with such as diabetes, HIV, syphilis, high cholesterol, and more.

Levels of Care

  • Medically Supervised Detoxification with withdrawal management
  • Intensive Residential Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program/Day Treatment
  • Aftercare planning and access to alumni network

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

The board-certified psychiatrists and doctors on staff are able to evaluate for co-occurring disorders and to prescribe medications if necessary.

Chronic Medical Conditions & Physical Challenges

Laguna is equipped to care for medically compromised patients and patients with physical health challenges. The medical director will review medical records prior to admission and determine if Laguna’s sub-acute environment is equipped to treat the presenting medical problem in conjunction with the addiction to drugs.

If you are diabetic, you will receive a nutritional consult from a registered dietitian. The nursing staff will help you monitor your blood sugar, administer insulin if needed, and provide you with lots of education about a healthy diabetic diet. The chef knows that when you come in with certain conditions, he needs to design a specific diet designed for you.

If you suffer from pain issues, non-opioid medications that can be used for pain management include gabapentin, Lyrica, and NSAIDs (such as Mobic and diclofenac). If we deduce your pain is related to an underlying issue such as a traumatic injury, neurological issue, or orthopedic issue, we may refer you to outside specialists or physical therapy (at your expense) to ensure you get the appropriate care and that you are as comfortable as possible during your treatment.

Our Staff & Credentials

At Laguna, our treatment team of professionals consists of 4 case managers who are certified drug/alcohol counselors, 6 primary licensed or license eligible therapists, board-certified physicians and medical staff (physician assistant and nurse practitioners), registered nurses, an advanced level yoga instructor/therapist, recreational therapist, and a crisis counselor/therapist. Our clinical team is staffed with master-level professionals and certified substance abuse counselors. Our medical director, Dr. Paul Little, has spent more than half of his 20 years in medicine focused on treating addiction. A high staff-to-patient ratio helps optimize individualized patient care, and approximately 40% of Laguna’s direct patient care staff is in recovery.

Laguna Treatment Hospital has staff members available to communicate in the following languages.

Available every day, 24 hours a day:

  • Tier 1 American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

During business hours only:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chaldean
  • Russian

Scheduled, 24-28 hour notice:

  • Albanian*
  • Armenian
  • Bosnian*
  • Burmese
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Croatian*
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Hindi*
  • Hmong*
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Marshallese
  • Nepali
  • Polish*
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Serbian*
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Ukranian*
  • Urd

Our Accreditations

The Joint Commission Laguna Treatment Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Care, an internationally-recognized symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. This accreditation signifies that, through external, unbiased evaluation, we have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s standards for providing addiction treatment for all of the levels of care offered at Laguna Treatment Hospital, including high acuity medical detox.

Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital (CDRH) Laguna is currently the only facility in Orange County, California, licensed as a subacute care facility/Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital (CDRH). Hospital licensure designation is a significant differentiator. A majority of California residential detox programs are licensed by the Department of Health Care Services. Laguna Treatment Hospital is licensed by the California Department of Public Health and is unique in that we offer medically supervised detoxification services with withdrawal management, daily medical rounds, 24/7 nursing care and medication administration.

More About Laguna Treatment Hospital

Read our blog.

Laguna in the News

Read our Rehabs.com 360 Guide. Rehabs.com 360 Guides provide an objective evaluation of all that a treatment facility has to offer. These guides leverage proprietary data and offers relevant information to support individuals’ decisions to choose the treatment center right for them.